Now that ETL's finally got me to bite the bullet when it comes to painting, I thought I'd keep a log of the Imperial Fists company I've been planning out for a couple of years now. The Imperial Fists were my first entry into the HH, following my first read-through of Mechanicum, where I loved the absolute pragmatism of Sigismund and Camba-Diaz as they bravely flew into the embrace of Mars just long enough to do an Italian Job on the Mk IV armours they'd been sent for.
Everything kind of died down for me hobbywise for a few years, until I decided to look at the Fists again, which combined with reading through the section on them in Extermination, made me decide to look at a group which had been one of the detachments most prominent in the battle of Roma, and had kept up many of the old traditions. That waned a little bit, and I had to shelve the original idea for a grey colour scheme with yellow sections in favour of the more traditional scheme.
First up is the Deredeo I'm painting for ETL. From the original undercoat of Corax White it's had a basecoat of Averland Sunset and then been airbrushed with Flash Gitz yellow. This was my first attempt ever at airbrushing, so no doubt it shows. I will admit to being a little stumped as to how to break up the yellow in sections, I've tried Abbadon Black on a terminator but it doesn't seem to fit to me. Any suggestions would be most welcome!